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Notes from Ghana #17

So now that we are back in Ottawa, I will continue to try to fill in the gaps from some of our adventures, knowing full well that you really can’t communicate the complexity of sensory and emotional experiences we all … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #16

Now, some writing from the newly shaved Rory Magill (called Sakura now that his head is shaved…a ritual for him on Ghana trips). Here he is describing our last night’s party in Dagbamete that I alluded to…… Kwasi has a … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #10

Community Drumming Yesterday, after a drum lesson in the morning and a great lunch of yam chips and red sauce (my favourite) we all piled into three trotros, each wearing a traditional cloth, either tied in the women’s or men’s … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #8

Here is a blog entry from Baobab Youth member Ben Compton, with  few photos: Yesterday was Tuesday, which means it was Market Day ( the nearby town of Akatsi hosts a market every fourth day). The market is a ten … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #6

(Sorry no photos from this day, as requested by our hosts) This entry from parent and chaperone Chris Duschenes about our day yesterday: Of spirituality, sacrifices and cellphones Another day of incredible wonder, learning and startling contrasts. Many individual elements … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #3

Meeting the arriving Baobab group (all 33 of them) at the Kotoka airport in Accra was exciting…finally all of our plans for this trip becoming real. Kwasi had arranged fr the bus My Goodness to fit us all in, kinda … Continue reading

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Notes from Ghana #2

Yes that was posted by Rory because I was already in Ghana, travelling ahead of the group with our good friend and colleague Jennifer Moir. We two had three crazy busy days in Accra, spending time making some final arrangements … Continue reading

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Packing Party

Last night we assembled  all the generously donated school supplies, sports equipment, dental supplies, guitar, kids clothing and shoes together with our extra duffel bags and went to work packing up the bags to take on our trip. We will … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Night!

Last night was our kick-of concert at the NAC Fourth Stage. The room had a capacity crowd, with many of our friends, family and supporters in the community joining us to celebrate the kick-off to our tour to Ghana, coming … Continue reading

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FLasH MoB

If you were downtown least evening near Elgin and Albert Streets around 7pm, you would have seen a bunch of teens in rubber boots and gold shirts hanging around the magnificent Oscar Peterson….then suddenly, they arranged themselves in four lines … Continue reading

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